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Discover sightseeing attractions and things to do in Boston Massachusetts

With Hotel Commonwealth as its grand cornerstone, Kenmore Square is a charming neighborhood of the Back Bay and the true gateway to the many things to do in Boston. In addtion to being the landmark of historic site Red Sox Fenway park, Kenmore Square provides close proximity and easy access to Boston’s many neighborhoods as well as cultural, historic and leisure attractions, the area has an allure all its own.

Fenway Park: Home of the Red Sox

Overlooking historic Fenway Park, Hotel Commonwealth is the perfect choice for baseball fans and is within a short walking distance from the beloved home of the Boston Red Sox. 

Boston University:  Hotel Commonwealth's Avenue Neighbor

Home of the Boston Terriers, Boston University is the largest university in the city, founded in 1839. With over 16,000 full time undergraduates and over 8,500 full time graduate students, as well as a faculty of nearly 4,000, the University spans more than 13 acres right in the heart of Boston. 

With more than 100 colleges and universities located within its metropolitan area, Boston has been appropriately dubbed, "The Athens of America". Boston area schools include some of the oldest and most prestigious institutions of higher learning in the world. 

World Renowned Hospitals and Medical Centers

The Boston area is world renowned for its state-of-the-art hospitals and medical facilities. From teaching hospitals associated with the area's most prestigious universities, to community health centers, Boston offers the cutting-edge treatment and research that breaks new medical ground and expertly delivers successful patient care. 

Recognized as one of Boston's most upscale neighborhoods and attractions, the Back Bay stretches from the Charles River on the north to Newbury Street on the south and encompasses some of the city's most historic homes, businesses and high-end shopping and dining destinations.

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Guide - Attractions - Gardens

ARNOLD ARBORETUM

About:
125 Arborway, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 617-524-1718

Description: JAMAICA PLAIN. The development of this beautiful park was funded by James Arnold, who left it to Harvard University upon his death. After selling the park to the city, Harvard regained possession of it and pays only $1 a year (for 1000 years) for it. Today, the 281-acre grounds are home to over 4000 types of trees. The Jamaica Pond also makes up part of the peaceful surroundings.

Hours:
Visitor Center (Apr - Oct)  Thu-Tue 11am-6pm Visitor Center (Nov - Mar)  Thu-Tue Noon-4pm Grounds  Daily Sunrise-Sunset

Website:
Visit Arnold Arboretum Online

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